A mommy makeover includes a number of different plastic surgery procedures, including tummy tuck, and your body needs significant time to heal. During the first 2 weeks of recovery, you’ll need to rest. Some gentle walking is okay during this time. You can begin more vigorous walking after 2 weeks, and can slowly increase your activity level. By 6 to 8 weeks, you should be able to get back into the gym for a mild workout, though it’s important to begin at approximately 25 percent of your previous intensity level. Consult with your plastic surgeon to determine the best way to support your recovery.
How soon can I get back in the gym for a mild workout after a mommy makeover?
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thank you for your question. I would discuss this directly with your surgeon , i would start light aerobic exercises after 8 weeks and then slowly augment intensity. Best of luck
I recommend that my patients after a tummy tuck and breast augmentation/lift wait six weeks to return to the gym. This is because the tummy tuck usually involves repair of the rectus muscles. Now walking is certainly permissible and encouraged and if you want to do this in your gym that is okay. But beyond that, I usually recommend waiting six weeks.
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As I advise my patients, if your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause any superficial pain.
Some employers will modify a person’s job duties so they can back sooner, but without physical activity. Our office can provide our patients with a note stating they are not to engage in strenuous activity for a specified period of time. The note will not disclose what procedure they have underwent. Therefore, you may have to request a similar note from your surgeon if you are not independently employed. I recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous #activity for six weeks following your surgery. With that said, it may help you plan your return to work accordingly.As for heavy lifting and other #strenuous #activities, it should be avoided for until you have clearance from your surgeon. You may, however, do normal activities at any time if they cause no pain or #discomfort. Let your body tell you what you can or cannot do. Aerobic exercise will raise your blood pressure, which could cause late bleeding and harm your result. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!! If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.
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